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  Postman attacked by 'Psycho' pheasant
Updated 22 March 2002, 21.13
Psycho the pheasant is attacking a postman
When postmen complain about coming under attack from animals, it's normally dogs who are the guilty party - but not in a village in Gloucestershire.

In Withington, a particular postie is finding it really difficult to deliver his letters because of pheasant that keeps attacking him.

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Geoffrey Sandles says the pheasant - who he has named Psycho - gets between him and the houses to stop him doing his job.

Withington, Gloucestershire
And now the pheasant has stepped up its attacks, jumping over a gate to get to Mr Sandles before flying into his face.

He says that the problems started when another postmen ran over a bird five miles away, somehow prompting Psycho to keep watch for the red vans used by postmen.

The bird has also chased the van for almost half a mile, almost getting caught in the wheels.

Luckily for the bird, Mr Sandles said he managed to stop in time so Psycho didn't get hurt.

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